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looking at at good show today. clearly, i am not bill press. we have talked about this before when i was filling in for bill press. we have such a good show, talking about the chuck hagel nomination. job numbers are in a couple of hours. so much happening in american politics and life in general. get that cup of coffee get the paper. stay with us for three hours of wonderful "full-court press." but before we do that when i fill in for bill, it's my pleasure to introduce the one and only, leesa ferguson. >> good morning, everyone. president obama is handing 12 researchers a national medal of science today and 11 will
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receive the national medal of technology and innovation. these are the highest honor for the government for scientists engineers and inventors. al first stop on a 5 day trip to germany, frannies and united kingdom to talk about range of global issues. meeting with angela merkel and on saturday, biden will join other senior officials from russia and the united nations to meet with the syrian opposition to discuss that country. earlier today, first day out of office for secretary of state hillary clinton. she has extraordinary approval ratings according to the washington post-abc news poll,
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american people approve but congress has a 19% approval rating. she has visited 112 countries, spent 401 days on the road and met with 1700 world leaders. if that weren't enough she's already got a word in for 2016. no word on whether she will actually run. more bill press up next. stay with us. converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv.
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[ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv. this is the bill press show. >> good morning, everyone. this is richard fowler stilling in for bill press on this fine friday morning. the start-off was going to be a grand super bowl weekend.
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i am pretty sure baltimore is anticipating what could be a win for them this weekend. but in other news i am here filling in for bill, and i am joined by bill's wonderful team who always makes me so welcome. i feel like i am home. >> richard welcome. >> we have peter there. >> there, man. >> dan, phil and cyprian working the cameras and phil getting those calls for us. listen, guys, i have got to tell you, there is a lot of stuff happening this friday. >> busy friday. >> one thing happening this friday is -- i love her so much. i wish i could say she was a good friend. hopefully she will be a good friend. the secretary of state is leaving today. today is her last day in. you know, i guess it's sort of a bittersweet moment. >> you look at what she's done. she's been great. i mean just a phenomenal secretary of state and you really sort of think about what could become of hillary clinton.
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you really saw flashes of brilliance last week or the week before when she was up in front of the senate and they were trying to grill over her benghazi, and you want to see what poise looks like and you want to see what a professional looks like hillary clinton. >> hand delivered. there is no stopping. the buck stops with her, man. yesterday, she made an interesting comment. let's take a look at what she said yesterday. >> today after four years in this job traveling nearly a million miles and visiting 112 countries, my faith in our nation is even stronger. my confidence in our future is as well. >> i have to agree with her. i mean first of all, a million miles is nothing to sneeze at, peter. >> no travel. >> traveling a million miles, there are a lot of critics of secretary clinton saying we didn't have any major treaty no major policy actions. but, yet, still, i don't think this was that the stuff.
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i think her first four years had to be we are not george bush. we are not going to invade your country on accident. >> let's not forget what america was like and how the rest of the world viewed america when she started as secretary of state fresh off the george bush administration. >> she has. john kerry has big shoes to fill. but i don't think shoes are the right world. the president of the foreign relations community said it. >> i would say that john kerry has some fire lee large manola manola baloniks to fills. >> that was very good. >> the no m -- how tall would be he if he was in a pair of manola baloniks. >> he was a monster.
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>> i don't think he would walk in them like hillary condition. >> i think they are a brand of shoes. i had no idea. >> i thought i was the only stupid one out there. i didn't know what they were talking about. >> i did know that. i did know that. >> of course. >> of course. i had no idea. only at 6:00 a.m. in the morning can you have a conversation with malona baloniks. >> tina turner -- they were famous before tina, but it's known that tina dances in manola balonisk. >> i thought she was talking -- he was talking about the glasses. she has the anti-concussion glasses. >> they are very expensive shoes. >> $3,000 a pop. >> i know this because i used to watch sex and the city. >> the fact that you don't know what they are or the fact that you watch that?
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>> why would a guy watch sex in the city? i watched it with ladies. >> of course. >> i am guilty of that too. >> i thought you watched it alone. >> that's a little aphrodese situation. it helps. i need all of the help i can get, brother. >> listen >> folks, before we go any further, it is time for your "full-court press": >> this is the pull court fres. >> dan. >> other headlines making news on this friday cbs/nfl commentator dan morino will work at the super bowl but while he is talking about the game everyone else will talk about him. the new york post reported he had an affair and fathered a love child with a cbs geoworked with back in 2005. it's just coming out now that that child is approaching 8 years old. former dolphins quarterback has been with the network since 2003. sources say he has paid the former production assistant
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millions of dollars and has been trying to keep the matter private. things might be a little awkward in that pre-game show the four hour pre-game show at 2:00 o'clock with him on camera four hours. >> when you father a child e so i have been told. no. that's what you are going to do. you pay all of this money to try to keep it quiet. when it comes out, it's way worse than just owning up to it. >> i am from miami. i am from miami, guys. i actually, my hometown is actually the same hometown as done morino. we live on the same poor town. it is the same side as dan morino. i went to acting school with his son, dan. >> the legitimate son. >> the legitimate son. i wonder how dan is taking this. >> are you in touch with dano? >> no. it's been years. >> facebook. >> no. years. >> wait a minute. mark you are dan morino's son.
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>> could be we were separated at birth. >> this is actually a serious head line tgiraldo herrera is considering contemplating going up against frank lauten berger and he is asking his audience for feedback as to whether he should pursue it on the republican ticket or not. >> it would make for a very comical election. >> it would. i can tell you he will never be elected president. i mean he is -- >> can you imagine if he was in the senate? >> well, i mean i can because you have i have seen ted cruz in action. but the -- i mean think about just the last couple of years alone the dum stuff he has said. he was basically jerry springer for a while. >> true. i think a good race would be -- too bad maury popovich lives in
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connecticut. him for the democratic and giraldo for the republican would make for great political theater, the question is if oprah winfrey makes an endorsement. >> the department of justice is working to ensure beer prices don't go up. the hill reporting the doj filed a lawsuit yesterday to block anheuser-busch's like the company who owns budweiser trying to buy the company that owns corona. it would lessen competition, easily driving beer prices higher. groupo medelr would make a huge conglomer at. >> not before super bowl sunday. >> exactly. >> by the way, breaking news we were looking at this earlier before the show started, trying to get confirmation. it has been confirmed, ed koch
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the 3-term mayor of new york city died earlier this morning. he was in icu for a while but it has been confirmed, ed koch. >> sadday for new yorkers. >> he did a lot of good stuff for new york. >> sad day for america. he was an icon when it comes to city government and policy and this, that and the third. i think, you know, i think that's a great segue into, you know, where we are, i think as a country. and i have been having this conversation with so many folks and i think new york is sort of a micro kozcosm of all things cut structural. >> yes. >> started to call you pete earlier. >> please call him pete. >> you know how i get with names, guys. >> it's all right. i am sitting here with you the whole show. >> i still love you, pete. i still do. >> you have to remember, though, i am the one that wears manola
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manola baloniks and phil is the one who wears theniquees wears the nikes. >> speaking about new york, you know, as folks know, we have this huge, huge, human immigration battle brewing in washington. part of that being that, you know, we have seen some bi-partisan movement in the senate to get some real i am immigration reform done get 11 million people out of the shadows, a pathway to citizenship and the president wants a shorter pathway. you know, the truth of the matter is, i think when you have a conversation about immigration reform, people think about amnesty and people in this country and jobs but it increases revenue because, you know, think about it. more people paying taxes. you know, that's just good stuff when people are paying taxes. folks are getting educated in america. they are serving in our armed services. they are making our country better and brighter and safer blah, blah, blah, blah, blah blah. why do we need immigration
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reform? why? it's so important and we will take calls on that too. give us a call on that. taking calls on chuck hagle. twitter is abuzz about chuck. what do you think about this whole immigration stuff? >> it's time to get it done because republicans have finally, gotten on board. i think it's a shame, the time that they deem it's time to get it done. the time to really do it was five years ago. i mean a long time ago. but it's pretty from the parent that republicans realize they have got to get on board because they got their asses handed to them in the last election. the fact that now everybody wants to come to the table and participate, i think it's sad, and i think that it's worth pointing out that that's the reason they want to come to the table. i hope that that doesn't get lost in all of this. but that being said this seems like real reform. it seems like real movement and
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i think after all of this time of debating immigration reform and debating where we go with it and who these people are, i think america has had time to sort of dye jest the topic and say, you know, it's really not this big scary thing that republicans made it out to be so many years ago. >> i think you are completely right. right. i think republicans have lost the politics on immigration. there is no way possible they can go into the 2014 election. if that's the case, this party could possibly lose. they could destroy themselves in the united states senate for good. >> it brings to fact like it or not, there are more mississippi in america now than there ever have been. >> oh, yeah. they are growing. >> are they going to get bigger? there are more of them in this country, and they willre will continue to be more. so if republicans just ignore that fact they could just got away.
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republicans could disappear. >> the interesting thing about it is where you are going see this movement happen. like, there is a movement to make texas a blue state. it is very possible, folks. i am making a prediction that in 2016, texas could be blue. and, you know, there is nothing that you can say or do about it because republicans are changing. the smarter republicans are like, wait. we have got to do something about immigration or we are going to be in trouble. we are coming back to talk to you, with you 8665-55-press. go ahead and give us a call on the bill press shoe after the break. >> this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv.
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>> this is "the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> and we are back on the bill press show. i am dancing because it's friday, folks. you should be excited, too. the super bowl. super bowl is just two days away. 72 hours of great football action. >> let's be clear. >> bill is excited about the ball game. >> he is legitimately excited. most people are excited about beer and bad food and commercials. >> we will talk about food on the show. >> when i say bad food i mine bad for you. >> great food.
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we will talk about that later on in the show. west buzz feed fewood's editor. >> they made a dip, the 7-layer dip, they made a 47 layer dip. >> boo. >> a 47 layer dip. >> spoiler alert, one of the layers is chopped up chicken mcnugget mcnuggets. >> let's take a call. arnold from young'stown, ohio ohioohio >> caller: ho are you guys doing this morning. >> arnold. >> caller: listen, peter, i saw that on the t.v., too, that big container of dip. i thought somebody had bought that thing. >> i don't understand how you eat such a thing. >> listen by the way, my boy is
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going to win that super bowl the ramps where i am originally from, from baltimore a good ol' whoopin' for them. >> like the hispanic a good ol' whipin'. they are scattering like when you turn the lights on and the rats and the roaches start running. they come to the light. it's something to be on the wrong side of. you know, a smackdown. >> the republicans -- latinos are smack it down. >> 90% of the african-americans voted against, 71% of the latin os to beat them. my main hagle over there in the
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senate. to learn of people the republicans are going to be in harm's way. this guy from texas cruz. >> oh, my god. he is taking the place of the guy who retired. >> what's interesting about ted cruise is he replaced kay bailey hutchinson who was a conservative. >> you could deal with her. >> she was an old-school
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conservative. she knew how to play the game of congress and how it worked you have to make deals. you have to work to compromise. >> yeah. >> this guy has been in the senate for a couple of days and has already made an ass on him a couple of times on a national stage. >> we will talk to jack from newport, oregon. jack, welcome to the show. >> hi. >> how are you? >> i am good. go 49ers. >> okay. we are rooting for bal'mer. >> what do you have to say? >> i called in about two months ago with the been benjamin thing all started. let's go start another mid east problem. >> tell us, jack, do you support hagel or do you not support
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chuck hagel? >> i support chuck hagel. but i think he lost it. >> we will see you later, jack. we've got to go to break. call back. we will talking to you some more. we will be right back on the bill press show. filling in for bill press. we will be back. >> this is "the bill press show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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we look compelled alike. i know you got confused when you sea saw me. sometimes people mistake each other. >> it happens. >> the. >> a caller says, you. >> a comment i got from twitter tweeting @bpshow and we talk about the immigration and the effect the hispanic population is having on the republican party. steven boss says what if puerto rico becomes a state. that could change the landscape. >> that's not something that's completely crazy. >> no. i think puerto rico could possibly become a state before d.c. there is less federal involvement, you know. dc has federal lands and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah and it's trickier than puerto rico. i think that's why this immigration conversation is a
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conversation that i am happy we are having now. the yesquestion is: what will john boehner do? they say there are going to be hearings on the house side. will he break his own obtain principle of often bringing bills to the floor that have only republican caucus support? i don't know. we will have we will have to wait to see. >> to dreamers, you have to bring the fight to washington. we have heard this said over and over and over again. i am telling you, if you are listening out there and you believe in immigration reform call your member of congress. call your senate. politics is not a spectator sport. everybody gets that, pete. peter gets it. everybody gets it. even bill and dan get it. they are over there with the thumbs up in the control room you know. it's important. it's not a spectator sport. if you care about immigration and you think this is important
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toy, call the house switchboard, go to a rally, you know, get active. get involved in the process. this is the only way we are going to get it done. there are so many people and so much good it's going to do for our country, 11 million people living in the shadows will no longer have that existence if we can get this done. >> yeah. >> and for all of those folks, amnesty? you are wrong because basically they get a green card and then they get to stand in line like everybody else. while they are standing in line guess what. they are paying taxes contributing to schools, roads, bridges, hospitals. come on. what is so bad about that? like i remind folks all the time, we are a nation of immigrants. we might be a nation of laws but we are also a nation of immigrants. in other news led by i guess the king kong.
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what is it in white elephant? john mccain who has nothing possibly better to do besides become a total media whore and just continue to be like i am going to find reasons to get on television and get mad. you know he started up on hagel. we are going to get to that. before but i really think chuck hagel has a couple of outstanding moments. he had some rough ones too. >> he did. >> he had some rough ones. >> it was not a flawness hearing hearing. >> i am not going to say it's all roses. there was some dob pooh in there, too. let's take at listen to his opening start. >> i am on the record. i am on the record on many issues. but no one individual, no one individual quote, no individual statement defines me. >> i love that. i think he really did a good job of sort of crystalizing what it is his job is. you know, when you are secretary
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of defense, yes, you are part of the decision-making team for the national security in this country. but at the end of the day, you don't operate in a vacuum. you know, you operate with the secretary of state, the national security advisor and at the end of the day president barack obama is the one who makes decisions. you take out those decisions. to some extent. i had this conversation. i was sort of dealing with this in my mind. they were trying to get him on iran and, like he is horrible on iran. at the end of the day, you know, to some extent the military the defense department is in a vacuum here unless the president orders military the defense department really doesn't -- it's irrelevant whether or not he believes in sanctions or not. >> i think it's pretty ridiculous what these meetings have turned into with cabinet members. we saw it more after barack obama is president. this is chuck hagel, a bona fide war hero a veteran, a
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republican. >> check. >> a former senator. >> check. >> and yesterday he had to go up and face some of -- >> you are missing a couple of parts. he was introduced by the all-important, i would say one of the most bi-partisan members of the senate, sam nun and john warner, both republicans, one being the chair of said committee, former chair of said committee saying he is a great outstanding pick. >> he had to go up there and become a target for john mccain and ted cruz and geoff sessions and james. inhoffe. buzzfeed did something interesting. they did a word cloud about what the senators asked chuck hagel about. remember it's going to be ideally secretary of defense. they did a word cloud about what words were used the most. hagel was obviously the most used. the next one was israel. >> yes. >> we have everybody wanted to know about israel and where he
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stood on israel. >> he answered that in his opening statement. let's take a listen. >> i think my record is pretty clear clear on my support of israel and i would, of course continue to support the president's policies. i think he has been a strong supporter of israel as maybe any president since 194 yeah. >> i can't agree more here. it doesn't matter how chuck hagel feels about israel because chuck hagel is not the one making the decision. the president is the one who sort of charts policy. he says secretary of defense, i need you to do x, i need you to do y and i need you to do z and he says, yes, mr. president. the part the people are missing out here, and for the fact that john mccain is a veteran, that's what's the mostly alarming about his outrage for chuck hagel. if you are a true veteran? right? somebody who understands what it means to reenter into, you know
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into civilian society after being away at war and dealing with, you know your family and re integration and all of those other pieces, there is nobody -- john mccain should know this, being that he was a pow, that downgrading from a war situation, he wants a secretary that gets it. he understands what it means to reenter. he understands what those families are going through, the benefits they need, somebody who gets it. there is nobody that gets it more than chuck hagle. >> john mccain has said before he thinks that chuck hagel would be great on any level. this was before this became so politicize politicized. but dan, yesterday, they are back and forth on iraq, the way that john mccain treated his his -- i mean, they were friends at one point. >> of course. i think it was shameful. the audio is great. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge
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would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> answer the question senator hagel. the question is: were you right or wrong? >> a pretty straightforward question. i would like an answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i am not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> show that you refuse to answer that question now. please go ahead. >> outrageous part about that is john mccain -- i think john mccain. >> what a jerk. >> first of all, he is a jerk. i think john mccain does this whole thing where he is like, wait. there is cameras. oh, camera 2 and he smiles in thecam and he says i am going to act like a crazy person now to get some attention. he knows we are going to talk about it. >> we are talking being war. sometimes it's not a "yes" or "no" answer. it's just the fact.
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i like the fact this secretary of nominee is not so clear-cut on the issues. he has seen what war does. he served in vietnam. i know john mccain did too. >> i am glad you brought that point up. the interesting thing about this whole situation, this whole scenarios, is that you are correct, and john mccain is good for doing the same thing that chuck hagel did. every time we have a conflict with a third-world nation, he is luke we need to arm the rebels. i think there is a montage and drop -- insert country. bomb the rebels. >> that's the only answer that he has. and history proves, i.e. afghanistan, arming rebels kills american troops at some point in time. >> yeah. >> point-blank, history proves you are wrong, too, senator mccain. chuck hagel is a good pick.
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leave him alone. we will talk more about the hagle nomination don't go anywhere. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is "the bill press show." [ music ] not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv.
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laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> and current will let me say anything. >> only on current tv. [ music ] >> heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is the bill press show. >> we are back on "the bill press show." richard powellfowler filling in for the one and only bill press who is away today. listen, folks, talking about chuck hagel, i have not had a chance to go down and actually see the hearings but we have
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somebody who did get a chance to see the hearings. yahoo news chief washington correspond ent, a new title, olivier knox. >> thank you. >> congrats. >> does it feel different to be the chief washington correspondent than it did before? >> sorry to roll out but i have been joking it's because the moon-faced purveyor of conventional wisdom didn't set on it. >> i love it. folks, you can see him at oknox. olivier olivier, you have seen it. >> it was brad. i have seen a lot of these hearings over about 16 years of covering politics. it was pretty tense. it was pretty bad. the sense i got was that he wasn't that well prepared frankly because there were a lot of predictable questions where i felt he stumbled, questions about past comments and past votes in the senate on things
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like iran, and actions on israel. i was a little bit surprised. i have to tell you. i wasn't surprised at how hard the republicans were hitting him. i was more surprised that he wasn't hitting back. >> i think maybe not at a time republicans specifically but they showed their hand this was going to be a fight. they were going to fight against hagel with the ads that were running so how co not prepare like that. >> that was the crazy thing. this was a fight foretold. we all knew this was coming. i would say quickly don't be fooled by statements that are coming out now saying gosh after yesterday i just can't support chuck hagel. all of this stuff was baked in weeks ago when it was anounced. >> this is a republican ploy to destroy chuck hagle? >> i don't know it's a ploy. we knew when marco rubio comes out with a statement saying gosh, after much consideration, i just can't support the guy, you know okay.
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>> now this is super bowl weekend saying they are who we thought they were. the g.o.p. led by the maniac in chief, john mccain. we are who we thought they were. what was the most tense exchange? the ted cruz or the john mccain? >> i thought the john exchange was more tension. the ted cruz exchange after -- for one thing, he went into the weeds a bit and for another, he stretched hagleue's -- hagel's words. the mccain stuff was intense because we know these guys used to be friends. hagel co chaired mccain's campaign and here is mccain saying the surge in iraq would be the biggest blunder since vietnam. mccain raised his voice. hagel basically told him, no, i
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am not giving you your yes or no answer. it was pretty bad. >> that was painful to watch. >> olivier, what's the reason for the change in the relationship? is there some sort of hallmark that the relationship split or changed? usually in the senate, it doesn't go like that. he specially former senators that are your friends get a pass. >> it starts with both of these guys voting in favor of the war in iraq. the war in iraq obviously went south as we know. chuck hagle turned against it. mccain took the route of supporting the surge. hagle really -- i mean, he condemned the surge in public and quite vociferously and they completely agreed on the pathway for the war and now mccain feels vindicated and he has sort of made this surge into one of his signature foreign policy he
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can't support. they broke sharply. it did not help that chuck hagel tacitly endorsed barack obama in 2008. >> the question for everybody out there in current television land and radio land want to know, you probably checked the vote count a couple of times. does he have it, or will there be a hoad? >> a compound question. >> these are great questions. cabinet secretaries get confirmed by a simple majority but you have to get to that vote. to get to that vote, in order to be sure to get to that vote, you need 60. that means the democrats have to peel off. my back of the envelope calculation is obviously, he has the majority needed to be confirmed. i don't think there are enough republicans who were willing to filibuster to indefinitely delay a vote on his nomination. i don't think there are enough republicans. i don't think there are over 41 or over 40. because that would be such a nuclear move.
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but let's see. >> cross our fingers. >> yeah. ted cruz was talking about wanting a delay until hagle had submitted more of his speeches. it was more of a fillibuster threat. the first one is in committee. i think in committee, you might see a delay. they are supposed to vote next thursday. republicans could walk in on thursday and say, we just haven't had it. we don't have enough information. let's put it off a week. >> i hear you olivier, the news chief core respondent washington correspondent we love you you @oknox. >> thank you for having me. >> we will be right back. we are taking your calls on chuck hagel. get that cup of coffee newspapers, whatever you need. stay with me. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ]
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smears. >> taking your e-mails on any topic at any time, this is "the bill press show." live on current tv. >> we are back on the bill press show. yes, we are taking your e-mails. here's a couple. glenda writes in anyone who picked sarah palin as a running mate should sit down and shut up. richard maxwell says mccain's integ integrit integrity has gone down. it seems like chuck hagel was
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told to keep his head down relying on the votes he has. i tend to agree. i don't think -- they are never going to be able to mount campaign where the american people are going to agree it's okay to block a secretary of defense. >> yeah. >> we were talking about olivier about, this should have been better prepared. they were running ads. they knew it was coming. we knew it was coming. >> he looked like i don't care. i know i have the votes. i think that sort of thing, like i got the votes. i don't care what you say. put a hold on me if you want to. you will look crazy. people like ted cruz and the maniac party they don't care. john mccain will do anything to get a tension. >> yeah, him. >> him and lindsey graham. they are atrocious. ow! they are worse than the card
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ashians when it comes to getting attention. they are the worst. they will do anything to get the camera to look at them. it's sort of sad. it's a sad commentary on our politics. people who elected them. send john mccain home. it's time for him to go into retirement. it's time to go. anyway, enough of my comments. back after the break. >> this is the bill press show.
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>> we are back on the bill press show. listen, folks, we want to get your calls and your comments on hagel and immigration. go ahead and give us a ring
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1866-55-press. we are also talking about in this hour, food and the super bowl. we are throwing a small super bowl gathering at my house. we were talking being it. so i am interesting in the food segment. i know lisa is interested, too. we will see lisa in just a second. we will take calls on guns at the bottom of the hour. don't go anywhere. get that strong cup of coffee and that newspaper and join me. we have two more hours left of me and you and the news. it's just an amazing thing. so sexy me, you and the news. i thought it is. but there is nobody more beautiful that i can think of to talk to this time in the morning than our one and only lisa ferguson in l.a. lisa, what have you got for us? >> hey, richard. you are sweet. good morning everyone. colorado senator mark eudall says he will support chuck hagel as secretary of defense. he made that following hagel's
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confirmation hearing. hagel faced scarp criticism lindsey graham was outraged from hagel's remarks back in 2006 saying the jewish lobby had intimidated the senate into doing dumb things. in spite of that day-long contentious hearing, hagel likely will win confirm nation from the senate. they have time to submit written questions and they could hold a final vote as soon as next week. congress now has three and a half months to run up the debt as much as it wants. senators yesterday approved a measure temporarily suspending the federal debt limit. >> that's headed to the white house for the president's signature. without action from congress, the treasury would have run out of money by early next month. this new plan is yet another short-term solution, but it could get lawmakers to act on the budget for the first time in
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four years. thanks to this new bill, lawmakers will stop to getting paid if they fail to pass a budget by april 15th. former new york mayor ed koch has died at the age of 88. he was may or for 11 years from 1978 through 1989. and he also served in the house of representatives. he will be missed. more richard up next. stay with us. [ music ]
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is away for the day. i think he is taking a french weekend. >> is that what they call it? >> never heard of that? >> i never heard french weekend. i really like it. >> they work like 30, some -- 30 hour weeks. usually, fritted... >> they work like a 35 hour work week. >> yeah. >> i am good with the phrase. i just never heard it before. a french weekend starts on fridays. >> i will steal that. >> they have a higher quality life than we do in america. i guess it works. >> there are other talk radio programs out there that do french weekends not hours, though. >> while bill is enjoying his french weekend, i will here, sailing this ship into port. >> thank you for being here. >> i couldn't do it without a great team of folks. >> come on. >> phil, dan peter. >> we are all here. >> pete. >> here is the thing about calling me pete. >> reporter: >> you don't like being called pete.
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>> he hates it? >> i really dislike it. i mean it's fine now you know. >> my producer is peter and we call him pete. >> he is cool with it. >> i don't want to get too bent out of shape over it because there are bigger things but i don't like it. do you want me to call you danny? >> no. i hate it. >> richey. >> that's what my father calls me. my father calls me richey? >> my mom can call me whatever she wants to call me. but the rest of of guys, screw you. >> i understand that. i am used tosponding to any variation of my name because at home -- >> richey rich. >> people call me richey rich and i respond. until college, they called me dick fowler in college, and i responded to that. >> your standard name is richard. >> i go by richard a. fowler and at home, they call me j.r.
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because i am june to my father. they call me j.r. at home. >> how does your dad go by. >> tony. >> my middle name, anthony. >> how confusing is that. >> he is probably watching and laughing his head off right now. >> everybody calls me peter except for my wife who just calls me scum background. >> your wife calls you scum background? >> no. i am kidding. >> she might. >> everybody calls me peter. i am not a big fan of the shortening of names. >> i can call you dickey fowler? >> that's one thing that i did not like. i got used to dick fowler but dickey fowler annoyed me. >> that far. >> that's too far. >> tony? >> i don't answer that that but if you say anthony enough times, i will answer. and all of my really good friends call me fowler. they call me by my last name. >> that's what people call me by my last name, too. >> that's how i go. >> a lot of people call me
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fowler. i respond to all variations of richard, rich richey richey rich. at one point in time on the richard fowler show, which is what i do when i am not here we had three richards, me being richard, my senior producer being rich and another person being richey and all of our names are richard. we went richard, richey rich. >> mama called you richard. i am going to call you richard. >> hey, you know it works. pays the bills. taking your calls on chuck hagl. one segment we didn't get a chance to play was the ted cruz which is, i would call him the new king of the main yacks in the united states senate. he has taken that position from jim demint. let's take a listen to what he said and how awful he took the senator hagle's words out of context. >> you explicitly agreed with the characterization of the united states as the world's bully, and i would suggest that is not a characterization i
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think the united states has spilled more blood more treasurer standing for freedom liberating people across the world and to go on al-jerzeera, broadcasting propaganda to nations hostile to us and agree with the characterization of the united states as "the world's bully," i would suggest is not the conduct one would expect of a secretary of defense. >> that's insane. >> this guy has been senator for a couple of days. >> that's some big cajones. >> some? use cajones with stupidity. >> when you start, you keep your mouth shut. slowly grind away. have you heard anything from elizabeth warren? she's been real quiet. >> bill made the point yesterday, i think, you look at what hillary clinton did when she was elected. >> she did it. >> and look at what al franken
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did. get a little work done. lay low. >> al franken still stays quiet. >> you know, this ted cruz for a couple of days he voted against john kerry for secretary of state, one of three republicans to do it. a media three-ring circus. the three heads of the media whore of the horstman of the apocalypse. >> i understand that. she has been there for over two years. she has been there a long time. people know who she is i guess what i am saying. if you want to introduce yourself to your colleagues and to america and you want to come out like ted cruz does by showing that you are not going to vote for john kerry, one of
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three people to vote against him. . >> republicans have elected their village idiots for public. i have one now, cyberciety. she got on me for that. she wanted to say hi to cyprian. hi cyprian and she wants to know why you don't wear pocket squares. >> i don't have a pocket. >> she says peter wears a lot of ties. i would love to see him in a pocket square. >> here is the deal i normally wear -- in the winter i wear the tie, sweater combinache. >> combinache? >> we were short on time. i might wear a pocket square underneath it. >> time for the "full-court
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press." >> this is the "full-court press." >> other news, beyonce can, in fact, sing the national anthem at the super bowl conference she belted the tune out live and unaccompanied. no lip synching she said she used the track because she is a perfectionist and stakes were too high. she said the day was about president obama and the country and she didn't want to take anyway anyway away for that because she didn't have time. >> i cannot agree with more. for folks who don't know i got to share my inauguration experience with team bill press. we were on the press platform and whether she sang it live or taped, it was impressive. i think the part that got people as to why it was a big story was she was so dramatic. she looked to the right, let me pull the air piece out.
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>> that's an entertainer. >> that's what you get paid to do. she does it well. >> a little dramatic and i am happy she sang it for real. >> that was cool she did that yesterday. it it was a drop microphone movements. >> any questions now? >> yeah. good for her. i have no problem with this what whatsoever whatsoever. guys do all of the chores around the house that you want but it's not going to help you in the bedroom. a new study in the american sorryciological review finds contrary to popular belief men who help around the house with typical chores that women tend to do more on like cleaning, launched reand other tasks? >> i don't like where this is going. >> they are not rewarded with more sex. the study says it is the guys who do more of the traditional manly jobs, if you will, that do get rewarded with the bedroom action. the guys who do the yard work. >> hot men. >> stick to that, and you will have more luck in the bedroom.
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>> i see reject the idea that there are men and women chores around the house. i tried to say that as politically correct as possible. >> i reject that idea. as a person who does all of the cooking in the house -- >> yeah that's because your wife is british? >> she is british. >> throw something at you. >> this study reminds me of a song. a couple of years ago. bad, bad, bad boys. you know you make me feel -- because i think when you clean the house, you are a good boy. but bad boys make good girls feel good. >> i am going to go home and i am going to throw my trash all over the house and just say, pick it up. >> then come back hot and sweaty and tell us what happens on monday. >> i will let you know. >> as we get ready for the ausc-arizona and another round of watching red carpet interviews one man is getting a glimings bind the scenes
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although celebrities cannot walk the red carpet alone so they hire red carpet escorts, professionals who accompany them down the red carpet and do this for a living. one is christopher gata publishing a tell-all book called arm candy. the derailed freakouts and how much he has to baby the actors and help them along the way. >> i can only imagine the story that will come out of that. >> oh, yeah. >> if you just watch the inauguration, the celebs that were on the mall they have ton handled. >> they can't do it on their own. >> trust me. i get it. from somebody, i am no celebrity. >> you had a lot of arm candy with you at the inauguration. >> producers. >> two producers. >> you had three? >> i mean i might be the size of three producers but it was really just me. y cyprian was there.
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he was doing video. he had two. >> cyprian was actually working is what you are saying? all right. >> the point here is, i think, and i think for me it goes back to the convention when you have a lot of competing schedules and you have to get from one place to the other and you are not sure what's happening and there is demand for your time, i had somebody, you know, make sure that i got to the right place, somebody to handle somebody to make sure, you know. >> arm candy. >> no. it was one of my producers but he was a handler, handled me. next story. >> that's it. >> that's it. more next hour. >> i am alternates so encouraged by, you know, listening to the "full-court press." >> it's the news that you really need to know. >> yeah. >> it is news you really need to know. i want to know which celebrities freaked out. >> i wouldn't buy that book. i don't care enough. >> what do you care about, peter? >> freedom. >> liberty?
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>> allowing people to get more background checks impedes on liberty. >> the republicans and the way they are handling this gun control debate i was a little optimistic at first. >> don't be. they are who we thought they were. >> after the shooting at sandy hook we as a country sort of felt like we sort of came together and said, okay like this is enough. that line has been cross and we are going to get some sensible gun control room. >> not at all? >> it doesn't look that way. he specially the senate hearing earlier this week. bill was there and he talked about it a little bit. when you look at the things people are saying, lindsey graham saying that an assault weapon with 15 rounds of ammunition might not be enough to -- for a mother to save her children. in other words, basically saying, you want to kill children by taking these assault
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weapons out of their hands. >> if you have enough assault weapons to blow up the taliban, there is no need. we want to hear your phone calls on guns and immigration and hagel. give us a call. don't go anywhere because i am not. i am stuck here for the next two hours. so should you. stay with us on the bill press show. we will be back after this break. >> on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." converstion started next. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. but when joint pain and stiffness
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from psoriatic arthritis hit even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections tuberculosis lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores have had hepatitis b have been treated for heart failure, or if, while on enbrel, you experience persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness. [ phil ] get back to the things that matter most. ask your rheumatologist if enbrel is right for you. [ doctor ] enbrel, the number one biologic medicine prescribed by rheumatologists.
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going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> taking calls on chuck hagel, immigration and guns. give us a call if you would like. at the end of the day, i don't want to belabor or beat this chuck hagel dead horse any longer, but, you know, it's very interesting, you know, what we are seeing from this united states senate on chuck hagel. one of those folks who joined john mccain and the maniac party is inhofe from oklahoma. >> why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics, senate. i have no idea. but thank you. >>? >> i love this answer. i have no idea. maybe you should ask the iranians. >> yeah. it was a very straightforward.
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this was similar to when hillary clinton was there if this benghazi thing happened, why haven't we got -- she said the same thing. these people were -- it doesn't matter if they were going to the movies, they killed four americans. >> what does it matter? she eviscrated the senate when she was up in front of her committee. he vis rated them. chuck hagel did not. >> no. i really, you know agreed with cyberciety. he should keep his head down know we have our 10 guaranteed g.o.p.ers but the fear is he could get a hold from ted cruz which wouldn't surprise me. that would put ted cruz on fox
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news on a continuosstream for 24 hours. >> that's what the tea party people who elected him are looking for. >> yeah. >> i am not sure what to make of this ted cruz. >> ted cruz was elected by a group of tea party maniacs. i get why rand paul does it another tea party crazy elected by tea party crazies. but john mccain who once was a maverick, you know, the creator of mccain-feingold, somebody who usually is moderate i don't expect that from him. this is just not -- this is just not john mccain behavior. >> it's kind of sick i think what john mccain has done with himself over a couple of different issues but specifically the chuck hagel thing. this was a guy that said chuck hagel would be qualified to serve in any leadership role.
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i don't get it. mccain looks silly in all of this. >> completely silly. at the end of the day, it makes me big the question like john, mccain what are you thinking? you were such a legend somebody who people applauded and looked up to. you could have had a career like ted kennedy. could have. but you are just squandering it, absolutely, positively squand squandering it. i remember when teddy passed and they had the people on the hill people lining the streets of the arlington bridges as he went across the bridge, john mccain that will not happen for him because of his antics benghazi now this. he looks like -- and he is on sunday television every single solitary day. without fail. jesus take the wheel. senator mccain i hate to spend time talking about you because
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it's worthless but you are squand squandering your own legacy and reputation. think about that. think about it. tell me what you think. call me back and tell me senate mccain because i don't get it. either way, we don't want you to go. come back and talk about super bowl food. you don't want to miss that conversation. we will be right back on the bill press show after this break. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv.
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[ music ] >> chatting with you live at current.com/billpress current.com/billpress. this is "the bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. >> we are back on "the bill press show". i thought i would change the music up a little bit. >> dancing going on. >> this is going out to phil and
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the ravens. >> going out to phil and the ravens. >> the ray lewis touchdown dance. is this the ray louis squirrel dance? i didn't know that. >> yeah. >> if you are listening to us in your car, jam with us. it's okay. we won't tell anybody. we won't? >> i will. speak for yourself. i will throw somebody right under there. i will throw them under the bus. i don't even care. >> i don't know what i am going to do with you. either way. >> i am so excited man. i give myself a couple of days a year to just eat with wonton disregard for my own personal safety. thanksgiving is one of them. the day that i go to the state fair is another and super bowl sunday is the other one.
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>> my current wife thought i was a fat person. >> my current wife thinks um a fat person. >> i am on the new controlled eating but i think i will splurge. we are joined by emily from buzz feed, food editor. emily, how are you? >> hey. how are you guys? >> i have to tell you, folks go to buzzfeed.com and check out her 25 thinks you need 25 food items you need. i was looking over, reading through my briefing notes, i am so hungry. >> buzzfeed is already like the greatest but the way that they do food stuff is so different and cool, i love it . >> i am lee, number one thing you have to have on your table on sunday? >> hot wings, i think. >> totally. >> but you always -- >> yeah. >> your number 25 thing was different types of wings. what is the most, like i guess,
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what's the most erotic. wing. >> erotic? >> i couldn't thing of a word? >> exotic. >> did i say erotic? >> you said erotic. >> i don't know -- i meant hot, spice, like flavor. maybe you got confused. >> it's early in the morning. >> it is early. >> there is something you can put on the wings that are probably afro employees yak which would make it erotic. >> you have your standard buffalo hot wings. what else is out there. >> i like sirroco on them. i like them very spicy but give them like an asian flavor. you can make them which bring in paprika but it's like a spicy hot wing and then blue cheese or
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ranch dip, that is a really good combination. >> now, the other thing that i saw that was cool was the dorito in the pepper. folks, you have to go to buzz buzzfeed and check it out. they put crushed doritos in a pepper grinder. >> that's amazing. >> yes. >> where do you sprinkle that? >> sprinkle it on anything. you see go to a party and all they have is healthy sal ads action carry that pepper grinder of doritos, look both ways make sure nobody is watching and give a little dorito. >> like a flask. >> like a flask. >> like a dorito flask. i love it. >> but no, i mean you could you could put it on a dip or a
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chili. it's like for people whot. another thing i think is important about the super bowl is you allow yourself, like you said, to eat whatever, like stuff you want. and for me, that's like doritos and fritos and other horrible-for-you chips that are so delicious. made this 47-layer dip. >> this is diabolical. mentings it's so amazing. >> have you made it before, emily? >> yeah. yeah. we made it a couple of times to test the recipe. >> how long does it take? >> honestly, it takes awhile. start to finish three to five hours. >> i told you. 47 layers . >> /* virtis they are all different. a lot of them are valley easy, you know, like you just crush up
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doritos or mcdonald fries or store-bought guacamole. >> fries. >> two layers up from the chicken mcnuggets. >> and tater tots too. >> this is great. >> a lot of people, a lot of folks are wondering, especially those of you people who aren't football folks, which is nobody in this room, but how did this whole idea of like the super bowl and food became associated? like where did that link happen? >> gosh. >> that's a good question. i mean i think honestly like anything, it's probably a marketing thing.
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people pick up huge batches of food. i have no idea. i i think it's a good question. there is a long history in this country of eating classic lee american bad for you gu delicious food b you are watching sports. >> nothing goes better when you are watching athletes at the height of their peak physicality than eating heavily salted bad-for-you snacks. >> we are throwing our own little super bowl shin dig at my crib or my house. we are we are doing some interesting things, too. do you have any advice for me? anything i should not -- awful?
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the menu chili, rice with the chili, chips devilled egg. appear we are going to get doritos because you said so. what are we missing from our table? >> i actually think, all jokes aside, that it is nice to offer people slightly lighter option because it's sunday. >> you have to go to work. >> you have to go to work. you are going to feel gross after watching all of this, you know, commercials, anyway. if you have time, maybe a healthier option for the chili. chili is easy to make. if you are making a heavy chili, you could make one with like vegetarian and you could use some bulgur and a lot of topics can help you like avayodo and they make a big salad, a good delicious salad. >> peter doesn't feel so good
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about making a good delicious salad. his face changed. >> you could make a salad on super bowl sunday but you will probably go to hell. >> see. >> you know what? you are right. you are right. >> wait. wait. wait. pause for a break. how do you get doritos. >> put one or two appearels. i already told you. >> carry around your dorito grinder. i am not saying you can't have nacho crewtons in there. put one green thing out. >> how about nacho. >> enjoy super bowl hell. >> one of the things that i am doing is i got a nice -- i got a couple of nice big heads of bibb let us lettuce but i am going to fill them with deep-fried pig ears and things like that. >> where do you come from? >> the south. >> that's a pretty serious -- a
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deep-fried pig ear is serious. >> you brays it for a long time and cut it into strips and fry it up. it's fantastic. >> oh, boy. well. >> that's very advanced? >> sounds like it. >> a throw-down . >> i am lee fleischaker bringing her dorito thing, i like that emoflei. >> you said it correctly? >> not emiflei? >> all right. i won't call it emo-fly . >> i am lee fleischaker. check it out. amazing. thank you for being on the show. we appreciate you. >> thank you guys. >> thanks. >> good luck. >> thanks. >> we will be right brack on the bill press show after this break. >> radio meets television, "the bill press show," now on current tv.
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you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv.
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[ music ] >> nothing like a good country on good friday morning. we appreciate our dj/the guy who runs the board. that's dan. >> hi, there. >> you know i caught myself before i said it. >> what were you going do say? >> dan is screening the calls. you know me, that's my one horrible thing. >> a quick update. we got the world early this morning as we were going on the air, former mayor of new york
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city ed koch passed away 88 years old. mayor bloomberg has issued a couple of statements but probably the most important thing is they have call for all flags at city buildings to be flown at half staff today. so, that's a story we are keeping our eye on. he is gone. >> he is gone. >> new york city has lost an icon, a cheerleader, a great man, a great mayor and a good friend. >> he was agran great man, great leader for the people of new york. to all of those in new york who are sad, we are sad with you. i think speaking about sadness and death because i think this issue does invoke those type of emotions, we have a gun control debate that we are having in
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this country. it seems that, you know, the nra and the maniac party or the tea party maniacs have backed themselves into a corner here you know, i've got to tell you peter, when this comes to gun control, there are only three numbers that matter. it doesn't matter how many weapons are in a magazine. it doesn't matter how many guns are being distributed. it doesn't matter. there are a lot of numbers, left and right talk about. the numbers, the three numbers that matter the most is 20, 6, and 1. twenty 6-year-olds in the 1st grade riddled with bullets by an assault rifle. this guy didn't have to reload. we are not sure if he reloaded. slaying 20 kids. now, we have people on the right saying things like if we have the universal background checks on -- at gun shows to close the loophole, that that is an
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encroachment on liberty and i can't remember her name, the chick from the independent women's forum who is saying women need to have assault rifles to defend their home. the one thing me and bill i am okay with you having a handgun in your home to protect yourself. my father owns a handgun. my brother has a handgun. they use it to protect themselves. i get it. >> i get it. absolutely. >> i am with that. but you cannot tell me you need a military-grade weapon, you need enough ammo to blow up the taliban to protect your household. i just don't find that to be true. >> i have said this before. >> america for so long was heaven to gun owners and gun manufacturers but gun nuts, people who think that they need more than they really need.
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okay? i have never heard a convincing argument why you would need a bush master assault rifle. >> you can't take it hunting. i mean there is -- >> no. >> if you try and shoot a deer with it, you will turn it into a fine spray. >> minced deer. >> there is no reason that you need to have something that deadly around your house under any circumstances. >> no reason at all. but beyond that point, i think where we have bi-partisan agreement in the american public is 90% of americans, more than that, like 95% of americans, 95% of gun owners believe everybody whogize buys a gun should get a background check. there is no reason for ax murderers, cereal rapists alones, people who blown to the tea party, there is no reason for them to be -- joking about the tea party thing. there is no reason they should be able to go to gun shows and
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buy arsenals of weapons. the fact that republicans -- and we saw lindsey graham do this -- are using this: we have budget cuts in cities. therefore, people need to have guns because the police response time is slow. i think to myself, wait a second. you guys are the ones who cut the police. >> yeah. >> it's interesting to see how the itt tide has turned but not as much as i thought they would. some republicans have said background checks, absolutely amounted and they have gotten on board but the fact that they still don't embrace the idea is kind of a real problem and that you know no one is coming after your guns. >> when they make this argument, it's such a farce. nobody is going to walk and say, may i have your gun, please? we don't want people to be able
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to by assault rifles. joe from ithaca, new york. >> i was on my way to work listening to the show. you know i live in new york and we just passed a gun law. and basically, they are banning the ar-style assault rifles but there are several hunting rifles that have 10 rounds that don't look like an ar they are banning ars because of the way they look. >> wow. >> plus the sandy hook shooting it bothers me every time i think about it. there are also things where you use three 9 millimeter handguns. they use this as a big band wagon to start banning assault rifles. i am a gun owner, i own a .22. it's not a fancy assault rifle but i don't think they need to
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ban guns because of the way they look. you know, it's a little ridiculous to me. i mean i think there isny need for control in terms of i don't think you need a 30-round magazine. 7, 10. if you can't hit something you are shooting at with that many you don't belong anyway. >> i here you, joe. tell me, one quick question for you. are you a member of the nra? >> no. i am not. >> all right. we appreciate you so much for calling, joe. i think he is right. we need to have an honest conversation about this. we will be right back after this break. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪
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>>. >> this is "the bill press show." >> we are back on the bill press show. right to our call to deny he's in cincinnati, ohio. how are you doing? >> fine. good morning to you all. >> good morning. >> i am a little nervous. this is the first time i have been able to get in. >> it's just us. don'ts worry about it. >> what have you got for us? >> i listened. i watched gu-i got an opportunity to call in. my point is background checks. i think some people who are members of the fleaorida, i think they should have background checks as well. some of them are showing that really they do not need to have a gun in their possession. >> i completely agree with you den denise. i think you are totally right. thank you so much for calling. i think i think she is right. people at the nra, i think wayne lapierre needs a psyche evaluation. >> that's who she is referring to. >>. >> a total lune and a mainiac.
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you know, i've got to tell you, with all of the gun shootings that we are could not to go see all across the country, it really is time for us to act now. we are going to have a conversation. you want to be here. we are going to give you the unemployment numbers as they come out hot off of the press and you don't want to miss our conversation about gun and mental illness and make sure another sandy hook doesn't happen again or the shooting in atlanta doesn't happen again or the shooting at the movie theater or the mall. i can go on and on about this. it's crazy. before i do that we want to get our currents news from the only one and only lisa lisa ferguson. >> good morning, everyone. breaking news this morning. we are learning at least two people are dead after an attack at a us embassy in turkey. turkish police saying a suicide bomberset off a blast in front of an entrances to the u.s. embassy in ankara.
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it's unclear whether they were u.s. nationals but the french news agency afp has identified them as embassy security guards. police say the bomber was able to make it inside a security checkpoint at the entrance. turkey, an important u.s. ally in the region sharing borders with iraq syria and iran. we will keep you updated as more details emerge. president obama could pick colorado lieutenant governor joe garcia to lead the labor department following labor secretary hilda solis. a source told reuters yesterday. solis announced her plans to resign earlier this month. dar see -- garcia is a president of the publiceblo campus. he would bring racial diversity to president obama's staff. obama getting some criticism for not having enough of that this term. a new report shows mitt romney's presidential campaign
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quietly donated employed $90,000 to the red cross in late november. >> that's about one month after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. those filings came in last night and also showed some big payments to the companies belonging to romney's major aides, spencer wickes' got $5 million. back with more richard after the break. stay with us. we have a big big hour and the [ music ] (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv.
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>> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is "the bill press show". >> we are back on "the bill press show." richard fowler here filling in for bill press who is on his french weekend. we appreciate him so much.
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he has to take a rest every now and then. when he does if he calls me up anything, i will do anything to make sure "the bill press show" goes off without a hitch. i am here, filling in, doing my duty to the american people. >> mr. press is here with robotic frequency. but he had to recharge his batteries. he is the terminator. >> that's what i am getting at. i like this french weekend term. i never heard that before. >> hey. >> i like that? >> i am here to educate and inform. >> thank you? >> i taught as folks already, in the first hour, i talked to peter and phil about manola manola blanoks. >> dan and phil did not know. >> i will admit that. >> richard keeps forgetting which of which of us. >> that's not true. >> no. no. >> 80% true. >> i know all of you. and if i were to see you on the street, i would be able to have a conversation with you and know your name, i think with all of the names.
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i am just a little flabbergasted. >> flabber mcgasted. >> may i get a reprieve? >> sure. >> we are joined in the studio by by margot. >> thanks for having me. >> in a more serious tone and i know you know what malono malono blanoks are? >> i do but i would never wear them. >> why not? >> they hurt my feet. >> for context let's bring the clip back. >> this is from hillary clinton speaking at the council on foreign relations yesterday, and richard haus, president of the council, at the end of her goodbye speech because today is her last day at work, he thanked her. this is how he did that. >> at the risk of leaving you with an image that stintisn't good i would say john kerry has some fairly large manola baloniks to
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fill. i want to thank the secretary of state. >> richard, that is very good. >> thank you so much for that, dan. we appreciate it. i got his name right for the record. he came up with a recent piece about the correlation between mental illness and i think they think everyone who shoots a gun is mentally ill? >> it's not close to being true. one of the interesting things is there has been across the political spectrum there has been a problem we have to improve our mental health system, take more steps to make sure people who have serious mental illness don't have guns or the ability to commit these horrific mass shootings. if you look at the numbers, the contribution to our country's violent crime made by people with mental illness is quite small. there is one big study that suggests that if you could eliminate mental health as a cause of any violent crime in this country the overall rate
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would be reduced by only four %. >> the other part i loved about -- i think that's where i had an ah-ha moment when she talked about, you know, so you increase mental health, like you increase mental health care for people who have mental illnesses and attach laws to it like you say, if you are a practitioner and somebody who is mentally ill, you should immediately go out and, you know, report them to the authorities. it creates a stigma and there are a lot of people e specialspecially. we knew he was trouble but didn't want to take him to the doctor. didn't want anybody to know you were going to a shrink or psychiatrist or anything like that and you hide it and now you put and if they think i am crazy, they will commit me and i am never going to be allowed to have a gun. >> i want to point out margot has been doing fantastic writing on this particular topic for national journal.
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after sandy hook, a lot of people said, let's have the conversation about guns. but a big part of that conversation is the mental illness, and i think everyone knows that there are steps that you can do to take assault weapons out of the hands of people, but you don't really know what to do with how that correlates with the mental illness. >> of course. what do you say to those folks out there from the journalistic perspective that say, if we put these mental illness laws out here, we will curb school shootings? >> is. >> there are some things we can do to improve mental health screening and treatment for people at risk of violence. the president's plan included some of those kind of measures. a lot of these shooters who do horrible shootings and i am thinking of adam lanza and lostner, the perpetrator of the tucson sheeting are people who have never had direct contact
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with the mental health system. they are early in their illness. there is some evidence that shows that when people show the first symptoms of psychologistic illness are at the most risk of violence. if we can identify those people and try to prevent them from harming other people, that's a step in the right direction. the important thing to realize as we think about policy solutions is that's a really small percentage of the people out there who are harming other people in this country. >> i think you are right. i think, you know, sometimes -- and i think it's interesting that you say that because after sandy hook, there was a long conversation. i think i was on the show when i talked about this with bill, a conversation that when they happen in the suburbs, it's automatically mittm mental illness. where four people gunned down those individuals were thugs and
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criminals. if it happens in sandy hook or tucson they are mentally ill so there are these parallel worlds that exist. >> a lot of people want our country to have a better mental health services anyway that people aren't screened and identified for mental illness early enough. when it happened and it became clear that adam lansa apparently had some form of mental illness, some undiagnosed autism or some other kind of mental illness, people said this is a great opportunity to talk about mental health and how we can improve that system. i think on the right, people who, you know, obviously are horrified by these terrible massacres but who are more
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skeptical of gun control measures, that the solution to them, i think they seized on, this is a problem having to do with mentally ill perpetrators and what we need to do is focus on those people. i think there are things that we can do that can help that community. i think certainly there are problems with the mental health system. there are people not accessing it well enough. there is a lot of research about how we can treat some of these that do have a slightly higher risk of violence. most gun crimes committed in the united states, the 96% is committed by people who do not have a diagnosis of mental illness, and trying to eliminate that larger problem, i think, is much more complicated than having a mental health solution. >> i agree. how we eliminate that problem is, you know, you ban some guns. talking about mental illness and
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joe biden's focus the 19 executive orders that were signed by the president, what does that do in the current it says if you have been involume unterrily committed to a hospital or deemed mentally incompetent or found not guilty by reason of mental insanity, then you can't buy a gun. there have been some problems. the states have not been that good about reporting that to the federal database. there are holes that sometimes people come in and they, you know, are submitted to the background check and they did have one of these things. it was not identified and they can purchase a gun. i think there is an effort now to kind of let's get this data in one place so we can be sure that this category of people that we already have laws, you know, preventing them from guns, let's make sure they can't get guns. the president's package, proposals did not try to expand the category from whom guns
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should be excluded. >> what it did was allowed for more research on you know, mental illness and how mental illness relates to gun violence in america. from your work that you have done on the topic, do you think that the cd c and the nih is going to find anything new or ground-breaking to sort of help with this crisis? >> i do. buzz there has been a moratorium, there is a lot we don't know about gun violence and how guns are affecting people in our society. so i think there is always room for this kind of research to illuminate. another piece of the gun package was to try to get people in schools or people having a lot of contact with young adults to be better able to identify the early signs of psychiatric illness and try to direct those people towards treatment. that seems like a fruitful policy, also because a lot tend
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to be people at the beginning of illness before they have been identified and sought treatment. if you can catch the signs early, get someone into some kind of mental health treatment right away, you can make a huge reduction in the risk that that person may go on to harm someone else. >> that's what this is about. when you think about curtailing gun violence, we have to work on risk reduction. i don't think we will get a full-out ban on guns being in your homes? >> i think that's true given the politics of this country. >> given how powerful the nra claims to be. either way, you are not going anywhere. you have a new article that came out this morning, just dropped. >> sure. >> about healthcare and jobs and it's so timely. the fact that 10 minutes away from job numbers. you are not going anyway either. grab that cup of coffee get the newspaper and hang out with me i promise. richard fowler filling in for
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we have a lot of good comments on this mental illness. some repdemup says there is a double standard when it comes to guns and mental illness. couldn't agree more. >> chrisa hickey said steering people with mental illness is pointless. we need mental health care reform. >> go to tweet me at backtrack, facebook.com/billpressshow and give us a call. 1-866-55-press. i want to take this comment really quick from doris in chicago, and hopefully she has something insightful to say to us. good morning, doris? >> good morning. how are you? >> good. how are you? >> okay. well, no, i am not. >> all right. ? >> you know, i wanted to comment on the fact that there was no
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healthcare professional at the table yesterday where the people -- speaking for the people with mental illness. these folks were just -- they were demonized and stigmatized. there was no advocate for them. there was no one to speak up for them. this was almost like darryl issa and his panel on contraceptives. there were no women. >> i think you are completely right, doris. >> that's something i didn't even realize until you just said it. what are your thoughts on that marg if ot? >> there was a separate senate hearing last week before the pensions, education and labor. there were some mental health care professionals testifying about what we can do to improve the system. it is certainly true yesterday's hearing did not focus as much on those issues, but i think that the senate and the congress generally is trying to think
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broadly about this. >> should there have been a mental health professional at yesterday's meeting? >> it doesn't strike me as a glaring omission because it's in a larger context of these congressional discussions that are including a variety of voices. >> that makes sense. i hear you. you had an article that dropped in the "national journal"," very provide found. i read it last night. i forwarded it to friends because i didn't want to forward it last night because i was lucky and i got a sneak peek and didn't want to let the cat out of the bag. so some of my friends. >> can i grab about one little bonus thing that happened? it's the cover story in the magazine, and i don't have a copy because it just came out this morning but it has this fantastic illustration of rosy the riveter in a white coat. >> that makes the article 10 times better than it already is. i think the article, for me it was mind-blowing, the whole idea that it focused on the city of
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pittsburgh and the upmc on which is their, you know, public health agency that manages all of their hospitals nonprofit management of the university and talks about how it has revitalized the city after the steel mills left but what the hospital is facing with the changes in the affordable care act. it sort of creates a new framework on how we discuss healthcare in this country because it's no longer about running up the bill for the medicaid provider or the private insurance company, running up claims doing tests making money, doing experiments and getting insurance companies to pay for it. now, it's about quality of care. how many times re-entry? the bonuses are based upon your patient not coming back to the doctor. a lot of hospitals, including upmc are going to sort of be dealing with this whole ideal of they are not going to be able to just bill insurance left, right and center. >> we were definitely on the brink of a change in the way our healthcare systems pays for
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care. a lot is built into the affordable care act in a statutory way and a lot is part of these new payments are going to be a broader paradigm. one thing i wanted to explore in the piece is that if you look at the jobs picture since the recession hit in december of 2007, the contribution of new healthcare jobs has been an extraordinary boost. >> 1%, like if we didn't have that boost in healthcare, there would have been a point less? >> if it held steady and stayed at the exact rate they were at the time the recession happened, the unemployment rate would be a full point higher but if healthcare jobs had fallen along with the rest of all of the other jobs, then we would be looking at an unemployment rate of about 10.8%. >> wow. wow. >> when you think about the comic recovery yeah, that number floored me. when you think about the comic recovery, you are looking at healthcare jobs and growth in
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the healthcare industry fueling our comic growth. i think that has been great. you can think of it as like a stimulus program in the short-term. >> but it's ending? >> but it's ending and, you know, it is creating a lot of costs that have made it difficult for other parts of our economy to succeed. >> part of the article, we have usually seen healthcare employment, bedside care. my mom is a nurse. so i get it. you know pharmacist that is the under belly, stitches holding together the middle class. with the affordable care act going into place and the changing and funding models and the insurance companies, this stitching cog go away and the belly of the middle class could fall out. >> it's a little bit hard to know when you talk to people planning ahead, they don't know what's going to happen. if you look now at where the healthcare jobs are, they are really across the spectrum. so, you know, there are high-paid doctors and executives. if you think about people who
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work in a hospital. >> doctors? >> good service workers, those people are not making great wages but there are a lot of middle class professional jobs in healthcare like nursing, radiologist technicians, medical assistant. those people, like, you know they have good benefits. >> we will be right back on the bill press show. thank you for being with us. >> this is "the bill press show." you know the kind of guys who do like verse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv.
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[ music ] >> this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. >> and we have breaking news this morning. richard fowler filling in for bill press. the breaking news is the unemployment numbers are out. unemployment rate is up 7.9%, up
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.1%. and we still created 157,000 jobs. but the unemployment rate is up folks. it tells you that you can't get -- like getting out of a recession is not like an overnight thing. it's like a see-saw, see-saw down, see-saw up. listen. i am not the one to talk about it. we are joined by stan collander. >> joins us every friday when the job numbers come out. >> national director of financial communication. stan collender, how are you? >> i am well. how is life in the fast lane. >> i don't know it's that fast. >> you have to look at these numbers a couple of different ways. we have added 157,000 jobs in january. >> that's good theabout the same we have been adding every month for the last six months or so. so we are still, you know, on the same path.
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>> stan, i want to throw in something quick because you referenced it. not only did we get the numbers for january but they have revisions for november and december. november, they revised from 161 up to 247,000 in november. >> jobs created? >> that's astounding. >> and in december they originally reported 155. they revised it to 196. >> that tells you the recovery is a little bit better than we were expecting. the reason the job number the unemployment number went up was more people have decided to come back into the work force. so more people are saying they are actively looking now as opposed to before. i tell you what this really says. the real change in the economy in the last quarter as we saw were the gdp numbers that were reported earlier was that defense spending was down. scheduled government spending was down substantially. it's exactly what bill and i have been talking about and peter have been talking about all year long, which is this is not the time for the government
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to be pulling back. the private expecto isn't spending it. trade isn't helping and state and local governments are cutting back. in fact, if the government, you know if this goes into effect it will put more pressure on the economy at any time when the economy can't handle it. it shows you government support to the economy is important. there those are astoundingly good numbers peter. >> i think those are numbers that are right and i think, stan, you know, if you could sort of help the folks watching or watching on current and listening on the radio that they understand as people see, as people get more encouraged bi the economy as in, you know november, december, john job hiring, economy ticks down, in the 7s now, more people enter the work force to try to find work. that's what causes, you know, the number to uptick even though we have created jobs. >> 157,000 new jobs created in a month is not an insignificant number especially when you think
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three or four years ago the number is negative we were losing jobs every month. nurses case, we got more jobs. and just as you suggested, the reason in other words, the denominator part of the equation came, you know, got bigger. >> that's not a bad thing that more people were looking for jobs. we are getting more optimism. my guess is the next month, when we are here a month from now talking about this again, we are going to see the number of jobs being bigger because we have for the en past the fiscal cliff. >> the thing about the fiscal cliff. we are getting into the period where the sec restoration where the automatic spending cuts are going to happen. what effect will that have on the individual consumer? understands wait a second? all of this money is going to now disappear? >> let me state this as directly as possible, this
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$90,000,000,000 or so automatic across-the-board spending cuts half from domestic we should stop talking about it and the economy cannot handle it. the recovery is too fragile because, as i said a second ago businesses aren't spending and consumers aren't spending. you have got to believe as we get close to march 1st and these spending cuts get closer to happening that a lot of consumers, a lot of businesses are going to say, you know what? we are going to wait. you know, we are just going to wait before we spend any more money, especially those who do business with the government contractors. defense spending down 22% in the fourth quarter. whether you like defense spending or not, whether you think it's valuable or not, understand that has to have an impact on the economy activity in the u.s. >> another thing i found interesting about these numbers is that we have added jobs under a new tax regime baz as folks remember, taxes went up on millionaires and bill onaires and those making over a quarter
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of a million dollars. those taxes have increased. >> actually 450,000. >> there you go. >>. >> one question was can you raise taxes on people without having much impact? most of that money wasn't going to be spent anyway. go ahead. >> i think you are completely right. i am happy you body that out because when you think about people's propensity to save, those who make a lot of money, you make $400,000 a year you are going to put -- you are not going to spend all of that money. people have more discretionary income tend to spend less. so i think it goes in the face of all of the people who feel as though, oh, if you raise taxes, you are going to crush the job creators. they create 157,000 jobs. >> right. >> that's, it you know the
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updated numbers with the number of jobs created was 50 or 60,000 a month higher than previously anticipated and announced, that shows you even the threat of tax cuts across the board, which was what it was, of going to the fiscal cliff didn't seem to stop a lot of job creation either. >> we haven't got a chance to, to look at these job numbers in depth yet. i think everyone is sort of combing over them. i think we will see some growth in the healthcare industry clearly. we will also see some growth in other industries but where do you expect to see, you know, where are these jobs being created? and what does that mean for the economy? >> well. >> a lot will be in manufacturing and the housing-related industry. >> that's both the people building houses. we know permits are up. those type of things and those who help furnish homes action whether it's carpeting or paint, home depot, those types of things because people are now, you know, it now looks like it's starting to take off again.
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>> that's pretty key. also, probably manufacturing with automobiles and those types of things. >> that's where i think we are going to see it. you are right. healthcare seems to be one of the big growth industries in the united states. not surprising given people are getting older and demand more healthcare services. >> i want to go back and touch on the whole area of home construction and the job creation, jobs being created in home construction. what does that mean, though, for -- i means because i think when we talk about people buying homes and furnishing homes, that means there is more money going into individual local, you know, local general funds and how you have to hire more nurses teachers firefighters. would it be safe to assume that because we are creating jobs in-housing that we will see more employment happening in local governments and state governments across the country? >> i don't know about more employment, but certainly less unemployment. >> that's there shouldn't be as much pressure on state and local governments to cut back. as housing prices rise or at
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least don't fall any more, the real estate tax revenue should be going up pretty substantially because state and local governments rely on that pretty heavily, that and sales taxes. so you have got a double, you know, good thing going on here. in the one thing you have real estate taxes going up, which compared to projections should help state and local governments maintain the work force they have and hire back some of the people they haven't been able to put on the payroll before. sales tax revenues will go up as well as people buy things for their home. there are some strong positives here for the economy that we have to wait and see for sure. i would say this is a good sign to be thinking about investing. >> the last question i have for you and i think you sort of touched on it in your previous response. the whole ideal that that real estate taxes are going up. real estate taxes are based upon the pricing of homes. we are beyond not reaching the
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bottom but starting to uptick? >> let's talk the revenues. it's not tax rates are going up. it's the revenues from the existing tax rates will be higher. >> that's important. but, yeah, it looks as if the housing market has turned around. now, anybody who is listening, who is still under water in their mortgage is going to be listening to me and saying he doesn't have a clue what he is talking about. i understand the thing you are going through. but compared to a year or two earlier, housing prices are rising around the country, are stabilizing in other places. mortgages are a little bit more available than they were before. in previous recessions in-housing, it led us out. good sign for what the future of the next couple of years would bring on the economy. >> very good sign for the future of the economy. stan collender, national director of financial communications, find him on twitter @thebudgetguy. we will tweet his handle richard fowler folks.
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we appreciate you. thanks for breaking down the numbers for us, stan. >> any time. take care. >> thanks, stan. >> we will be back on the bill press show after this break. don't go anywhere. >> heard around the country and seen on current t.v. this is "the bill press show." [ music ]
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>> i could never step in those tuesday, the frozen tundra lambeaux field. >> that's all i wanted. >> huffington post sports columnist, jordan schultz. are you ready for sunday? >> i am ready go. it's been a long time coming. >> do you have your tdorito pepper shaker? >> i have all of the essentials. >> the major food groups? >> yes. >> tell us the five things we need to watch for in the super bowl to determine the winner? >> one, running backs. look at this game, both teams are focused on the run. it sets up their entire offense. baltimore with the play action and san francisco with the pistol. so i will start with the ravens. this is a team under jim
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caldwell is running the ball with consistency. down the middle they split almost 50/50 pass and run compared to 60/40 off of cameron. a balance with one the top running backs, ray rice averaging since caldwell took over. on the other side, san francisco >> gore and kapernick, and crabtree and gore is a monster. both of those guys need to have big games. defensively, we think about baltimore as a great defense. they are really not. at this point, they have been very good in the playoffs, but throughout the year san francisco's defense has been truly elite. the speedthey have with their two best linebackers in willis and bowman and not to mention brooks. plus they have a terrific all-around defense starting with their front 4. really, to me, the premier defense in the league. so i would focus on running backs, defense and then
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quarterbacks obviously. i will give a slight edge to kapernikk but joe flacko is the all time winnesting quarterback which i think is huge in this game. >> we heard first media criticisms of both sides. the media story about ray louis and him doping deer antler spray and the 49er locker room gay chatter. will that have any effect on this game on sunday? >> i don't think it will. once the game starts, all of that stuff disappears disappears. it's great fodder for us, you know, for me as a reporter. you know, i definitely don't mind it. but this is going to be, i think, a terrific game between two teams that truly deserve to be here. i just think that stuff disappears disappears as soon as we see the kickoff. if anything the effect could linger for a team. to me, if i were to focus on one, san francisco. but i don't think it's going to
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matter. much? >> can we talk for a second about colin kapernick because this guy didn't start the season for the 49ers. >> didn't start the season. >> they made the decision to put him in. >> how many games? >> 10th start. >> 10th start. and for those folks out there who want to know the gossip mil, he divorces -- breaks up with his long-time girlfriend right after he starts playing for the san francisco quarterback? >> yeah. he wants no distractions. >> this idea people say, you know, and i think it does matter the fact that there is some experience versus inexperience but he put up a monster couple of games in the playoffs. >> yeah. i mean he did. he has been terrific. you know i have been surprised as pretty much anybody that he just turned 25. he wasn't a first-round pick. he went to the university of nevada. but then you start to think about him and what he brings to the table. he has a terrific arm, 6' 5 and
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a half. he makes excellent decisions for a guy only making his 5th start. when he elected to go with kapernick as a starter because i thought kapernick will win you games whereas smith won't lose u games. i think the distinction between those two is fast. i have been impressed. decision-making, tremendous. he is the main reason ultimately why i am picking the 9ers in this game. >> you are picking the 9ers? >> yeah. >> you are going to piss off people with in our control room? >> we have some baltimore fans. >> the beltway won't like me? >> they will boot you out of the beltway. >> i think it will be a close game. i think it will be a good game. >> i think it will be a great game. i think ultimately, speed kills. and san francisco on both sides of the ball just has more of it. they have more speed on their
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legs. i think it will be a good game, maybe a great game. but ultimately i think the 9ers pull away and win this game in a 7 to 10 margin because if you look at san francisco, what has been so successful for that team all year aside from cappernic has been its defense. sure, there are some great x factors that the rabies feature like tory smith, like dennis pitta. 9ers have more weapons especially offense, honestly to wear down baltimore in the second half. >> i am about to ruin it, but i just want to point out that we just did a whole segment on the super bowl and didn't mention the two coaches competing are brothers. >> we got to go to a break on that note. jordan schultz huffington postspots columnist. thank you for being on the bill press show. enjoy the game. >> thanks, jordan. see you, buddy. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] [ music ]
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>> heard around the countritrine and seen on current tv, this is "the bill press show". >> we are back on "the bill press show." folks, this is going to be the battle of the brothers this sunday. i will be watching. so will everybody here i think phil will be watching with his fingers crossed and a rabbit foot and all of those other things and probably a bible. i mean he is going to have everything he can to make sure there is good luck there. >> phil is a hard-core ravens fan. he said he is not coming in on monday. he knows he is going to probably celebrate too much if they win or if they lose why in america
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we have personal leave or vacation thank to the labor unions. >> now you can stay home after the ravens win. >> i think it will be a guinn. >> thank you local a fl/cio for that one. it will be the battle of two brothers. the question is which one will win? the older or the younger? >> there is a little bit of breaking news in turkey there was an explosion that occurred outside the u.s. embassy in the turkish capitol, lots of ambulances, fire engines have been rushed to the scene the we are going to stay tuned to current tv and your radio station if you are listening, get all of the latest on that. >> for sure. you know, the news break is coming up in a couple of minutes. i am pretty sure they will give more details on that. i think, you know, current will definitely keep you posted? >> yeah. >>. >> we have to get out of here. 10 years ago, the columbia space shuttle crashed. being in love with someone to give you strengths.

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